Meaning of 诈

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(Trad.: 詐)
Pinyin: zhà
English Definition: to cheat; to swindle; to pretend; to feign; to draw sb out; to try to extract information by deceit or bluff
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ zhà ] first time, for the first time, suddenly
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Example Words
诈骗 zhà piàn to defraud; to swindle; to blackmail
欺诈 zhà to cheat
敲诈 qiāo zhà to rip off; to extort (money); extortion; blackmail
狡诈 jiǎo zhà craft; cunning; deceitful
敲诈勒索 qiāo zhà suǒ extortion and blackmail (idiom)
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Example Sentences
He was convicted of fraud.
They use fake accounts to perpetrate scams.
Vigilance is the key to preventing fraudulent activities.
The public security authorities have taken multiple measures to combat online fraud.
The police have completely cracked down on this fraud ring.